Stephanie and J.C.
How We Met
Our story goes way back, seven years and four months to be exact. J.C. attended the high school right next to mine and he was great friends with one of my cousins. We were introduced and started dating on 9/12/09. On the night of September 12, 2009, he took me to the top of a parking garage and asked me to be his girlfriend. It was as romantic as could be considering we were seventeen. The rest is history!
How He Asked
Since we’ve started dating we’ve had the opportunity to travel the world together and no experience is better than discovering new places with one another. J.C. always told me he’d never ask to marry me on vacation, so I always figured it would never happen on a trip. Little did know it was a setup…. On September 7th, 2016, we decided to take a weekend getaway to celebrate our seven year anniversary. I couldn’t wait to spend the weekend in the Bahamas but little did I know it was going to be one of the most memorable trips of our lives. On the evening of Sept. 8th, 2016, J.C. told me he wanted to go take some pictures around the beautiful Atlantis hotel. We got ready and starting taking selfies around the hotel.
After a little while he told me he wanted to give me a gift. He sat me down and took out a book. He spent about 2 months making a book about our love story, better yet it was a beautiful poem. I was reading it aloud and the last pages stated ” Our life is an adventure filled with wonder and glory, ten years from now we’ll get to read our kids this story and they’ll wonder why it’s so important, this story about our life, because this is the story that made you my wife.” When I looked down he was on one knee with the most beautiful ring. I wanted to stay in that moment forever. I can’t wait to marry my best friend this year!